Snowboarders searching for a more environmentally friendly board that also offers high-performance and manoeuvrability, may be interested in the Anticonf Snowboard, which uses Next Core technology and combines “bamboo stringers bent in cork.”
Check out the video below to learn more about the design, and construction of the Anticonf Snowboard which offers a lighter and smoother ride when compared to other more less environmentally friendly snowboards.
The development team at Anticonf explain a little more about its inspiration and environmentally friendly construction.
To most in the industry, green means lower performance. Not to us! For our project, we decided to take the research & development upside down and start from the green materials and the opportunities they represent. Creative process is initiated from green materials’ mechanical properties. Among best performing materials: cork, bamboo, flax and bio epoxy resin, all have their advantages compared to traditional components.
Based on these materials, classical parts such as the traditional snowboard wooden core are redesigned from scratch resulting in our patent-pending technology: the Next Core ©. This new generation of core is composed of bamboo stringers bent in cork. Thanks to its unique composition, energies are directed exactly where they are needed. Weight is saved where mechanical resistance isn’t required and vibrations are absorbed by cork.
Additionally, during the stratification process, traditional glass fiber is replaced by 100% natural flax fiber and bio-epoxy resin is used to replace classical resins. Final result is one of the greenest snowboard ever made. Performances are enhanced by the Next Core © for a better dynamic and a lighter and smoother ride.
For more information on the new Anticonf Snowboard jump over to the Kickstarter website for details by following the link below.
Source: KickstarterFiled Under: Concepts & Design, Design News, Top News